Following on from the second coldest March on record, April was another cool month, with temperatures below average everywhere. The provisional UK mean temperature was 6.3 °C, which is 1.1 °C below the 1981-2010 average, very similar to 2012 but otherwise the coldest April for the UK since 1989. Forecaster Helen talks through the weather we’ve seen this month in our video.
For a full written summary of the weather in April visit the climate section of our website.
Your weather pictures
Thank you for sharing your weather pictures with us on Twitter, here’s some of our favourites.
@metoffice April showers from Friday eve in Shropshire: flic.kr/p/ef8rDm
— Rockwolf (@rockwolf74) April 29, 2013
.@metoffice crazy skies, rain, sun and a rainbow in Islington in North London on Saturday. #weather twitter.com/andrew_spires/…
— Andrew Spires (@andrew_spires) April 29, 2013
@metoffice Mammatus over Frimley twitter.com/cambriangirl1/…
— cambriangirl (@cambriangirl1) April 29, 2013
— Shauny10 (@shaunys10) April 29, 2013
@metoffice a wet day in the lakes looking for respite from wind and rain twitter.com/aimcourses/sta…
— stuart smith (@aimcourses) April 29, 2013
@metoffice Snowy Nith… twitter.com/vickimead/stat…
— Victoria McNamara (@vickimead) April 29, 2013
- March weather summary video and your photos (metofficenews.wordpress.com)